The subject of boy bands is near and dear to our hearts here at Popdust, but it looks like we're not the only ones who dream about dropping everything and joining a monochromatic, same-sex song and dance troupe, or running off with one. Robert Pattinson's been through rounds of Twilight press over four years of the cinematic saga, which means he's no stranger to questions that veer away from the grooming practices of the undead. While he had to think about whether or not he'd sign up for another film adaptation of a popular novel that panders to horny housewives and preteens (ahem, 50 Shades of Grey), words came easy as far as boy bands are concerned. "Westlife, definitely," Pattinson explained when asked if he'd rather join the aforementioned ballad-loving Irish boy band, or One Direction. A tough call, we know, and only slightly more difficult than choosing between Westlife and Take That in our Boy Band Song Tournament.
"Westlife are one of my favorite bands," Bobby P. continued. "I actually don’t know any songs that One Direction have done. I’ve just seen pictures of them." Really? How is that possible? Doesn't Queen Elizabeth keep a close watch on all emerging heartthrobs from the U.K. and invite them to a party where they can discuss their hotness? If she doesn't, she should.
Surely this is a disappointment to all those superfans who slave over One Direction-Twilight fan fiction. Lest you want them to get in another Twitter spat, we recommend the boys of 1D simply send R. Pattz a gratis copy of Take Me Home and let the emotions simmer. Who knows? Maybe he'll want to star in Swoop: The Harry Styles Story in 2013. K. Stew can play Louis.
Now that Banksy's "Flower Thrower" trademark has been revoked, anyone can profit off his work.
This week anonymous street artist Banksy officially lost the European trademark to his "Flower Thrower" mural.
The guerrilla graffiti artist had engaged in a prolonged legal battle with the small greeting card company Full Colour Black—which was selling products featuring the image of a Palestinian man throwing a bouquet of flowers. But now a panel at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced their decision to revoke the artist's trademark on the grounds that he could not definitively prove himself to be the mural's creator.
The model has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her in 2012.
Content Warning: The following article contains depictions of sexual assault.
Emily Ratajkowski isn't one to stay silent.
The model and actress, who's perhaps most widely recognized as "the girl from the 'Blurred Lines' music video," has used her platform over the past few years to engage in notable activism. She was spotted at Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles earlier this year and has been a loud advocate for women's rights, even serving as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood.